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Entrepreneurs Hub advise on the sale of Acheta Consulting Limited to Kiwa

We are delighted to announce that Entrepreneurs Hub has recently completed a deal for Acheta Consulting, which has been sold for an undisclosed sum to Kiwa UK Group, part of the international Kiwa organisation.

Acheta Consulting is an independent consultancy specialising in the field of public health, food storage and pest management.

Managing Director, John Simmons, comments on what the deal means for the future of their business:

“Being part of Kiwa is an exciting opportunity for the Acheta team. There are excellent synergies and I am really looking forward to continuing with the business to expand it further with the support of a leading international organisation.”

“We engaged the Entrepreneurs Hub back in 2014 to assist us with properly preparing and positioning the business for sale, using their preparation for exit process. Following that, we commissioned them to market our business for sale. We have no doubt that partnering with them added significant value to the business and helped us achieve our goal. We met with a number of advisers, but we felt confident that the Entrepreneurs Hub team, and their approach to preparing and selling a business, was what we needed.”

Kiwa has acquired 100% of the shares in Acheta Consulting. Kiwa CEO Paul Brown commented:

“I am delighted to welcome the Acheta team to Kiwa. Acheta’s expertise and reputation in the marketplace complements our Kiwa Agri Food service offering perfectly. The potential synergies from this joining of forces are many, as are the opportunities for innovation, growth and an expanding UK and international presence.”

Entrepreneurs Hub Director and co-founder Andrew Shepperd, who led the deal commented:

“Acheta has a special team of people and does a marvellous job behind the scenes to ensure best pest management practice is observed amongst their customer base. Kiwa is an excellent international business with a big vision to grow and deliver tangible solutions in compliance, testing, inspection, certification and consultancy.”

Their Agri Food division is absolutely on message around food quality and traceability throughout the whole food supply chain, from farm to fork. This division is an excellent destination for Acheta to grow and deliver solutions to an ever wider customer base.

Malcolm Murray, Entrepreneurs Hub co-founder, concludes:

“I am delighted to have worked with John and pleased that our team have supported him to find a great home for the Acheta team to ensure the business goes from strength to strength.”

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